Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills
All Ayrshire Schools
This is a course for school pupils
Kilwinning Campus (one year)
Marr College (one year)See 'How to Apply' below for further details
HOW TO APPLY
Kilwinning Campus (one year) Click Kilwinning to apply
Tuesday (College) 9:00 – 4:00
Thursday (Work Placement)  - full day
Marr College (one year) Click Ayr to apply
Thursday (Classroom based) 9.00am to 2.50pm
Work Placement day – TBC;
Who is the course for
Every type of business and organisation needs people with business administration and IT skills to help it run efficiently. This ranges from small specialist firms to large national companies and government organisations like local councils. If you invest in some good business and IT skills now, you could have a great future ahead!
You can choose a Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills as one of your school subject choices. The course takes 1 year to complete, in S5 or S6.
You’ll spend part of your week at college and also go out on work experience. And don’t worry about getting to and from college/employer – all your transport will be organised and paid for too.
What is the course about
This course lets you find out what a career in business would really be like - and if it’s right for you.
It includes a National Progression Award (NPA) in Business Skills (SCQF level 6)
This course will cover the following topics: business, managing people and finance, word processing and presenting Information, spreadsheets and databases and learning about contemporary business issues.
You will also complete a work placement one day a week over the year. During this time you will be working on your SVQ in Business and Administration. You’ll learn how to: plan, manage and improve your own performance, communicate, support other people and design and produce documents in a business environment.
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly, communication, problem solving, working with others and time management. These transferrable skills are necessary for working in a range of other related jobs.
What do I need
For a place on this course, you’ll need:
- National 5 Maths and English
- A keen interest in working in the Business Skills sector
How will I be assessed
The NPA Units are assessed in college and the SVQ units are assessed in the work placement. These assessments are practical – you’ll carry out tasks and your assessor will observe you and say when you have shown that you can do them out correctly. You’ll also keep a logbook. Your Assessor will visit you regularly to make sure you’re doing well and on track with your tasks.
You may progress to:
- HNC at College
- Modern Apprenticeship